Alan Wong Ph.D.
Alan Wong is the Director of Silicon Valley Center for Global Studies.
Alan is currently acting as Associate Dean of SJSU College of Professional and Global
Education, also holding his role as Sr. Director of Business Development and Global
He served previously as Director of Development for Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he was Associate Director of Development for Jack Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz and a career adviser for science and technology at UCSC Career Center.
Alan was a technologist and team manager at Intel Corporation. He led an engineering team in developing measurement technologies and oversaw a metrology R&D program for next generation silicon processing. He represented Intel to the Advanced Metrology Advisory Group of International SEMATECH, a semiconductor industry consortium. He had nine U.S. patents, in the area of overlay and critical dimension metrology.
Alan served as the President of the Corporate Asian American Employee Network (CAAEN), a 501c3 non-profit organization. CAAEN is a collaborative network of Asian American employee groups from the private, public, and educational sectors in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area community. The 20+ member companies include Intel, HP, Cisco, Google, AT&T, PG&E, AAA, VISA, Wells Fargo, Kaiser Permanente, GE, etc,
Alan had been leading the Intel’s Asian employee group, Asian Cultural Integration. ACI was founded by Dr. Albert Yu, former Senior Vice President in 1984. Under Alan’s leadership, the group expanded into other Intel sites in Arizona, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Oregon, and became a founding member organization to CAAEN.
Alan has always been an active member in the community. He led the first Intel Spring Food Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank, bringing in 10,000 pounds of food donation. He was an executive board member of a San Francisco church, having served as treasurer and secretary. During his graduate study, he was elected the vice chairman for the University of California Student Association. He devoted his time on the shared governance of the university system on behalf of the student body, including U.C. presidential selection, student fee advisory, affirmative action and health insurance. He also testified twice at the State Senate, in Rules Committee and in Revenue and Taxation Committee.
Alan came from Hong Kong to start his college education in the U.S. when he was 16 years old. He completed his undergraduate at SJSU and received his Ph.D. in Physics from University of California at Davis.